The NICD reports 989 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 713 252. This increase represents a 5.9% positivity rate.
Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog of COVID-19 mortality cases reported. Today, the NDoH reports 1 death, which did not occur in the past 24 – 48 hours. This brings the total fatalities to 99 966 to date.
23 744 362 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng Province (37%), followed by Western Cape (29%). KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 20%; Mpumalanga accounted for 4%; Eastern Cape and North West each accounted for 3% respectively; Free State accounted for 2%; and Limpopo and Northern Cape each accounted for 1% respectively of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province are shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 26 March 2022||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 26 March 2022||Incident infections for 27 March 2022||Possible reinfections for 27 March 2022||New cases on 27 March 2022||Total cases for 27 March 2022||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is 5.9%, which is higher than yesterday (5.7%). The 7-day average is 5.8% today, which is higher than yesterday (5.7%). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
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There has been an increase of 7 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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